The Varney Vampyre
- Thomas Preskett PrestTải app để nghe
This is volume 1 of 3. Originally published as a penny dreadful from 1845 until 1847, when it first appeared in book form, _Varney the Vampyre_ is a forerunner to vampire stories such as _Dracula_, which it heavily influenced. Flora Bannersworth is attacked in her own room in the middle of the night, and although her attacker is seemingly shot dead, the body is nowhere to be found. The discovery of two small bite marks on Flora’s neck leads Mr Marchdale, an old friend of the family, to the conclusion that she was bitten by a vampire. While Flora recovers, her brother Henry and Mr Marchdale begin their hunt for the vampire. Their suspicions soon fall on the mysterious Sir Francis Varney, who has just bought an old abbey near Bannersworth Hall, and who bears an uncanny resemblance to Marmaduke Bannersworth, a long-dead ancestor of the family.
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